Renewable energy plan ‘must be revised urgently’ to avoid price rises

Electricity prices will rise and climate action targets will be missed under the State’s renewable energy strategy, wind and solar companies have warned. Their warnings are in strongly worded letters to EirGrid, the national electricity grid operator, and to Energy and Climate Action Minister Eamon Ryan. The Irish Solar Energy Association (ISEA) said it was … Read more

Half of state-backed renewable projects are behind schedule

More than half of the renewable energy projects that won contracts in the first state-backed Renewable Energy Support Scheme (RESS) will not be completed on time this year, if at all, the Business Post understands. A total of 82 projects were successful in the RESS 1 auction process held in 2020, which are supposed to … Read more

ISEA urges ESB Networks to speed up connection of solar projects

The Irish Solar Energy Association (ISEA) has welcomed environment minister, Eamon Ryan’s announcement today (Tuesday, December 21) that a new Micro-generation Support Scheme framework is to be introduced with customers likely to receive first payments in summer 2022. ISEA, which has been advocating for greater supports for rooftop solar projects, said this has potential to be among … Read more

PCRE to spend €140m on developing six Irish solar farms

Irish solar photovoltaic cell developer Power Capital Renewable Energy (PCRE) is to invest €140 million in six ready-to-build solar farms with a combined capacity in excess of 240 megawatts. The move comes after it acquired the solar farm sites from Renewable Energy Systems (RES) for an undisclosed sum in a move that brings its total portfolio … Read more

TNEI job vacancies

TNEI is a specialist, vibrant consulting company that has been at the forefront of providing expert technical advice to electricity network companies, renewable energy developers, regulators and funding institutions all over the world for more than 20 years. They are currently recruiting for the below: Senior Consultant in Power Systems (Dublin) Offshore Lead Consultant (Dublin) … Read more

Irish Water recognised for reducing carbon emissions at Energy Achievement Awards

Irish Water has been recognised for its commitment to energy efficiency, climate action and sustainability with two awards at the inaugural Business Energy Achievement Awards: Best Energy Achievement in Utilities and Best Energy Achievement in the Public Sector. The awards recognise Irish Water’s commitment to becoming more energy efficient, embedding sustainability with the ultimate aim of … Read more

Enabling a solar future in Ireland

The Irish solar industry has made big promises. However, to date, progress has been limited relative to ambition. Is 2022 the year the industry begins to deliver? Next year is set to be a pivotal for the Irish solar industry. The Irish network will connect the first large-scale utility solar projects, with 500MW expected to … Read more

Dublin approves second renewables auction

The Irish government has approved the holding of the country’s second renewables auction RESS2. The delayed round, which was originally due to be held this year but has been delayed until 2022, is broadly similar to the first one that ran in 2020. Energy Department DECC said the auction will increase technology diversity as it … Read more

Dragon scale solar tiles installed on Google buildings in Silicon Valley

One of Google’s newest buildings is using a building integrated photovoltaic (BIPV) product called Dragonscale, which is manufactured by European solar panel company SunStyle. The internet giant, which also is a world-leading clean energy procurement company, has installed around 7 MW of the product on two buildings at its Silicon Valley campus. The 90,000 individual … Read more